Gas line struck in Pitt Meadows

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Incident Description

Incident Date May 9, 2018
Name Gas line struck in Pitt Meadows (DGIR: 180554)
Source Gas Line
Nearest Community Pitt Meadows
Spilled Content Natural Gas
Who is involved? Pitt Meadows Fire Department, Fortis BC, Pitt Meadows Emergency Operations Centre, B.C. Ministry of Health, B.C. Oil & Gas Commission, B.C. Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Strategy


Response Phase Detail

The responsible person or spiller is legally required to clean-up or manage the clean-up of a spill. In incidents where the responsible person is unknown, unable or unwilling to manage the clean up, the Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Strategy (MOE) may assume the role. The updates below reflect the Ministry’s oversight of the spillers’ actions; details describe the spill response phase, only, and not the complete lifecycle of the spill. See More Information for other related reports. 

Updates are in reverse chronological order, with the most recent at the top. Industry-specific language may be explained in the Glossary of Terms (PDF).

Most Recent Update

May 9, 2018 - 5:08 pm

Fortis BC crews isolated the gas leak, shut down the line and repairs are underway. The evacuation was lifted. 

No further updates are expected. 

May 9, 2018 - 2:12 pm

A utility contractor struck a gas line in Pitt Meadows today (May 9, 2018) at Harris Rd between Ford Road and 122nd Ave.

Pitt Meadows Fire Department has evacuated the area within 200 m. Pitt Meadows Emergency Operations Centre has established Emergency Social Services for evacuees. The exact number of evacuees is unknown at this time. 

Fortis BC is on site to isolate and begin repairing the gas line. 

Further updates will be provided when new information is available. 


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